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Re: (Re: Next release?)

From: Pavel Roskin
Subject: Re: (Re: Next release?)
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 18:46:23 -0400

On Wed, 2008-07-23 at 00:08 +0200, Robert Millan wrote:

> I don't think it's that unusual.  Let's take an example.  We have 1 PATA
> disk and 1 SATA disk, and are installing GNU/Linux in it.  We only have
> one /boot partition (or directory in /).  Turns out we have no idea which
> of the two disks the BIOS will want to use for boot.  So the safest option
> is to grub-install in both.  A consequence of this is that one of the two
> installs is cross-disk.

I'm not saying it's unusual.  GRUB cannot distinguish an external SATA
from an internal SATA.  In case on an external SATA, the user may expect
to create a drive that would boot everywhere.

> And (provided that UUIDs are used), this setup is _completely_ reliable and
> there's no reason to prevent the user from doing it, IMHO.

My point is not to prevent it, just to make it clear to the user.

Pavel Roskin

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